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UER Forum > UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > How to: find damn near anything (Viewed 69004 times)
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Re: How to: find damn near anything
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Capital gems.ca is a map of abandoned places, mines and caves around Ottawa.


Yeah they are great for mines




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I love finding flickr images with co-ords.



This is one of my favorite things. You can also map photos from entire groups on flickr. Good times.




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< Reply # 62 on 10/5/2017 7:21 PM >
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Supplemental to the last post:

I have recently noticed that sometimes I get different results when I type in site:blahblah.com instead of inurl:blahblah.com.

I'm not totally sure why, but I think it has to do with opening up the parameters to search other sites that simply mention the site in your query and not limited to only that site itself.

If your really want to limit that site command, add the www. to your blahblah.com (site:www.blahblah.com space and your search words no commas), and you will only get info from that particular site and nowhere else.

BTW, these are only a handful of tools and a fraction of what you can do with Google (it's a little scary, actually) searches. type "google search tools" or "boolean search commands," into your search bar and see what comes up.

It'll blow your mind.

Oh, and a lot of these work on Bing, but not all of them do. I'm not sure about the other search engines.
Duckduckgo has been good to me in the past as well, offering a slightly different perspective. Duckduckgo seems more diverse in its general searches than Google or Bing, but that's just my opinion. Oh, yeah, Duckduckgo tries a little harder to maintain your privacy - at least to a greater degree than most of the other big ones. Sometimes we might need that extra discretion when looking up ... certain places.

(I'd probably prefer Duckduckgo to Google if they had all of Google's wonderful search options included. Not all of these tricks work on the other search engines, unfortunately).


This.

I started doing this around a year ago with city and historical society websites and I found a plethora of information.

A good way to find things is to avoid highways. Google maps and waze both have an option for this, I have found lots of things this way.




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Re: How to: find damn near anything
< Reply # 63 on 1/1/2018 4:47 PM >
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I've used many of these - especially GIS, Google Maps, and the city register of deeds BUT I'd never heard of Brownfields and have now found about a dozen places in my county to explore. Thanks!




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My strategy for drains is to just follow the water. Go on google maps and follow around your local waterways, you're bound to find some decent drains. Also if you see a meandering line of trees in an urbanized area that suddenly dead ends at a road, it's likely there's a drain starting or ending there. Good luck!




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< Reply # 65 on 5/19/2020 3:20 PM >
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I am currently searching google and have been out and about these past few days. I found some spots nothing big, just houses. I am new to urban exploring though and this thread helps tremendously.




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Re: How to: find damn near anything
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Thanks for the good tips! I've never thought of using Flickr but now I'll have to check it out. I'm the type that'll sit there for hours piecing context clues together from pictures and videos of a location and plugging them into google until I find it. While that works (some of the time), I'm probably creating my work for myself than what's needed. Again, thanks for the tips!




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< Reply # 67 on 1/5/2022 7:16 PM >
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My strategy for drains is to just follow the water. Go on google maps and follow around your local waterways, you're bound to find some decent drains. Also if you see a meandering line of trees in an urbanized area that suddenly dead ends at a road, it's likely there's a drain starting or ending there. Good luck!


I agree. It's also easier to find hidden waterways with that method in big cities. I found a site (for NYC only) and it's called a "sewer atlas". It shows the routes of big trunk sewers and interceptors. It also has locations of all outfalls (in NYC only). Maybe searching the term "sewer atlas + city" could bring up some results. I also found the site "hidden waters blog" which mostly documents hidden/forgotten NYC waterways but I also saw some from Canada, Connecticut, and Michigan. I mostly explore NYC and I have found that manhole covers here are labeled and can give you a very good idea of which drain/utility/steam/transit tunnel system the manhole is connected to. FYI: "Sanitary Sewer" means the sewer is carrying raw sewage.

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https://openseweratlas.tumblr.com/map

https://hiddenwatersblog.wordpress.com/





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One of the most interesting threads I've read in a while. I do struggle finding spots, but I went into almost all the links on this thread and I found some exciting stuff!
FYI: "Sanitary Sewer" means the sewer is carrying raw sewage.

Noted LOL I never ever want to find myself in one of those.




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